MATT MAHER’S “ALIVE & BREATHING” MAKES ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S TRENDING 25 CHART; “Alive & Breathing” Is Third Fastest-Rising Song This Week Among All Genres
|June 2020 – Nashville, TN – Multi-award-winning and nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Matt Maher has made The Rolling Stone Trending 25 list with his current radio single, “Alive & Breathing.” According to their chart, the song is the third fastest-rising song this week within all music genres.|
The Rolling Stone Trending 25 list ranks new songs receiving the greatest gains in popularity. The weekly chart is measured by growth in audio streams, offering “a truly in-the-moment view” of current songs picking up the most momentum. Maher makes the chart this week just under two songs from rap artist KSI.
|Maher performed “Alive & Breathing” live for the first time on the Grand Old Opry stage when he made his Opry debut in February. The song is featured on his album of the same name, which dropped March 6 (Provident Label Group/link here). Since its release, “Alive & Breathing” received an astounding 40 adds out of the box at radio and has been climbing the charts ever since. At press time, it is top 5 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Audience charts.|
ABOUT MATT MAHER: Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A nine time-GRAMMY® nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award® winner, he has garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as his Top 5 CCLI song “Lord, I Need You” and the chart-topping radio single “Because He Lives (Amen).” Along with other hits such as “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen,” and “Your Grace Is Enough,” Maher has written or co-written five No. 1 radio singles.
Penning numerous songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Casting Crowns, Meredith Andrews, Jesus Culture, Jars of Clay, and Passion, he’s had multiple titles on the CCLI chart’s Top 500 list. With career album sales of more than 550,000 units to date, Maher was recently awarded his first RIAA Platinum certification for his popular single “Lord, I Need You.” He’s released ten studio albums, including his 2017 GRAMMY-nominated album Echoes. He also released his first Christmas album and children’s book, both titled The Advent of Christmas, during the 2018 holiday season.
Matt Maher achieved a career highlight in 2013 when he performed at the Vigil Mass presided by Pope Francis, in front of a crowd of three million people for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Two years later he performed again for the Pope in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families, appearing along with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan, and Mark Wahlberg, among others. Maher also recently joined the elite group of musicians and artists as an official Steinway Artist.
Since 2006, Matt Maher has been on the road headlining his own tours and performing at major Catholic and Evangelical events. Maher has also participated in the industry’s biggest tours and festivals, such as the Worship Night In America with Chris Tomlin, Compassion Live’s The Roadshow, and Tobymac’s Hits Deep Tour. Maher has also toured with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Tenth Avenue North, Mercy Me, Third Day and Casting Crowns. For the most updated information, visit MattMaherMusic.com.